Thursday, June 24, 2010

Victoria Magazine: The Early Days

Victoria Magazine 1990
Rose Vine Covered English Cottage

I was chatting with a fellow blogger

Michella Marie

today about the Victoria magazine of the late 1980s and  1990s.  If you haven't visited Michella, you owe it to yourself to take a look at her beautiful style.  I'm sure we'll see lots more great things from her. Victoria folded in 2004 and was then republished beginning in 2007.  I had no idea it was back on the stands!  Shows you how often I go magazine shopping.

 Remember all of the dreamy whites?

the lace and hydrangeas?

the architectural salvage

who could forget all the lace?

and silk and satin?

  of course the roses...

the lavender

the silver

the ephemera

the wicker

Victorian influenced jewelery

never too much white!

I subscribed to this magazine for several years (20 years ago!) and waited each month
for the latest issue to devour.  Maybe I'll have to go pick up a new issue!



  1. ~ How sweet are you!!!! ~
    That is not a question but a statement!!! Thank you so much!! I honestly got goosebumps and tears in my eyes (still do) when I read your post!!! What an honor!! I just finished leaving a comment on a new blogger's post about how warm and encouraging the women I've met have been!! And then you do this! I am just in awe!!! I have never in my life been so encouraged as I have by your post!!! Thank you so much!! I absolutely loooove all of the pictures that you put up as well!!! I am going to bookmark this very page just to go back and read your post and look at the pics when I need a little (or a bunch) of encouragement :)) Thank you again!! I appreciate it more than you will ever know!!
    ~ Michella ~
    ~ ~ xoxo ~ ~

  2. Thank you so much for visiting me! I hope you will come back again!

    I love all of the photos! You should definitely go get a new copy...if you loved it then, I'm sure you will love it now. Such a beautiful style.

    PS. I am a new follower, I hope you will follow me too.

  3. Oh, that is so true about New Zealand men. I think the adorable accent helps too!! Have you been there?

    I didn't marry mine, but I sure had a lot of fun while we were together!!

  4. How I wished I would have saved my old issues. :)

    Thank you for your kind comments and support.
    May only lovely things be awaiting when you open your door.

  5. I remember when the magazine first came out. I loved it then and love it now. Some styles prevail for ever.

  6. Newbie to your blog and loving it. FYI, the then Editor of Victoria Magazine, Nancy Lindemeyer, has her own blog called: Nancy Linedmeyer's Journal: My Year Of Taking Tea. She sometimes reflects back on the good ole' Victoria days - she's a lovely lady. I fortunately saved a lot of old back issues and when antiquing I sometimes find them for 50 cents each - I read and re-read them. I'm not too impressed with the Hoffman Publishing of the revised Victoria magazine - can't put my finger on it, but something is missing in their efforts. Judy B. Texas

  7. Hi Nancy ~
    I just came by to read it again (for the 100th time,lol) :)) Very encouraging!! What a sweetie you are!!! Thanks again :))
    Have a wonderful day!!
    ~ Michella ~
    ~ ~ xo ~ ~

  8. Victoria's forte was all the details you have mentioned, and more! Such a lovely gift each month. You picked some nice selections--LOVE white! Jacqueline

  9. Hello there! thanks so much for linking with the Victoria Blog Party! I so look forward to reading and seeing the lovely posts. It interests me how Victoria brought delight and joy to lady's lives. You covered so many things that made Victoria dear to our hearts. Victoria, I think, was in the forefront of defining beautiful, timeless style.
    God Bless,

  10. Thanks for sharing it; I enjoyed this.


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